Who Hits 50! [Bonus Track]

Who Hits 50! [Bonus Track]

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The Who need no excuse to release a new compilation -- since 1994, a new collection has appeared roughly at the rate of one every three years -- but the band's 50th anniversary does provide the opportunity for a splashy new compilation, the first since 2009's Greatest Hits. Snappily titled The Who Hits

Overview

The Who need no excuse to release a new compilation -- since 1994, a new collection has appeared roughly at the rate of one every three years -- but the band's 50th anniversary does provide the opportunity for a splashy new compilation, the first since 2009's Greatest Hits. Snappily titled The Who Hits 50!, by virtue of spanning two full CDs the set does cast a wider net than either Greatest Hits or 2004's Then & Now, beginning with the stiff R&B of the High Numbers' "Zoot Suit" and concluding with the brand-new "Be Lucky," a delirious revival of Pete Townshend's purple, overwritten '80s midlife crisis. In between those two songs come 40 tracks, including some genuine surprises -- the bonkers mod anthem "Dogs" and its Beach Boys-aping flip "Call Me Lightning," the band's cover of the Stones' "The Last Time," the first appearance of "Relay" in a comp in ages, John Entwistle's paranoid "Trick of the Light" -- but for the most part, this serves up the same songs that have popped up again and again on Who compilations over the years. This may be predictable but as a collection of basics, either for fair-weather fans or newcomers, it does its job well and it has nice artwork to boot.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/2014
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602537940486
catalogNumber:
002187102
Rank:
21244

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Zoot Suit (As the High Numbers)
  2. I Can't Explain
  3. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  4. My Generation
  5. Substitute
  6. The Kids Are Alright
  7. I'm a Boy
  8. Happy Jack
  9. Boris the Spider
  10. Pictures of Lily
  11. The Last Time
  12. I Can See for Miles
  13. Call Me Lightning
  14. Dogs
  15. Magic Bus
  16. Pinball Wizard
  17. I'm Free
  18. The Seeker
  19. Summertime Blues
  20. See Me, Feel Me
  21. Won't Get Fooled Again
  22. Let's See the Action
  23. Bargain
  24. Behind Blue Eyes

Disc 2

  1. Baba O'Riley
  2. Join Together
  3. Relay
  4. 5:15
  5. Love Reign O'er Me
  6. Postcard
  7. Squeeze Box
  8. Slip Kid
  9. Who Are You
  10. Trick of the Light
  11. You Better You Bet
  12. Don't Let Go the Coat
  13. Athena
  14. Eminence Front
  15. It's Hard
  16. Real Good-Looking Boy
  17. It's Not Enough
  18. Be Lucky

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Who   Primary Artist
Roger Daltrey   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Townshend   Guitar,Background Vocals
Simon Townshend   Background Vocals
Mick Talbot   Keyboards
Pino Palladino   Bass
Zak Starkey   Drums
Pete Townsend   Guitar,Background Vocals
Billy Nicholls   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Cochran   Composer
Roger Daltrey   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Bill Curbishley   Executive Producer
John Entwistle   Composer
Dave Eringa   Producer
Pete Meaden   Composer
Robert Rosenberg   Executive Producer
Sean Genockey   Engineer
Rachel Fuller   Composer
Pete Townsend   Composer
Richard Evans   Art Direction
Howie Edelson   Liner Notes
Hugo E. Perretti   Composer

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Who Hits 50 (Who) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Who need more hits as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with another new greatest hits/best of compilation album: The Who Hits 50.